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"WORTH, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 6 miles (S. S. E.) from Stockport, containing 406 inhabitants, who are chiefly employed in the neighbouring collieries." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Worth was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9283), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1880 to become part of Poynton.
  • The population was 188 in 1801 and 885 in 1851.

For the period after 1880, see Poynton.


Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-80)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1880)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1880 December 21 — Abolished and incorporated into Poynton

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-80)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Macclesfield (1836-80)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-80)